Jani Dueñas

Alejandra Selma Dueñas Santander (born 11 January 1975), better known as Jani Dueñas, is a Chilean actress and comedian.[1] She is best known for her role as Patana Tufillo Triviño on the children's series 31 Minutos, and for appearing on the Chilevisión program El club de la comedia [es].

Jani Dueñas
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Alejandra Selma Dueñas Santander

(1975-01-11) 11 January 1975 (age 47)
OccupationActress, comedian


Jani Dueñas is the daughter of Abraham Dueñas Strugo [es], sister of lawyer David Dueñas, and cousin of Roberto Dueñas [es].

She has appeared on radio, on the programs Es lo que hay [es] and Dueñas de nada on the Internet radio station Molecula.cl. She is also a panelist for the Vía X television program Campo minado, and serves as the announcer for La divina comida [es] on Chilevisión. In addition to her media work, she performs stand-up comedy shows, such as Hardcore, which co-starred in with José Miguel Villouta [es], Natalia Valdebenito [es], and Paloma Salas.

In 2014, Comedy Central Latin America aired the program Comedy Central Presenta: Stand-up en Chile, hosted by Nicolás Larraín and showing the routines of 14 Chilean comedians, including Dueñas.[2]

In 2016 she presented her one-person stand-up show Ya no somos los mismos at the historic Teatro Ictus [es].[3]

From 2017 to 2018 she hosted Dueñas de Salas with Paloma Salas on Big Radio, an online radio station.

In 2017 she recorded a stand-up show called Grandes fracasos de ayer y hoy, which was released on Netflix in mid-2018.[4] The routine was selected by Time magazine as one of the 10 best stand-up comedy specials of the year.[5]

On 26 February 2019 she performed at the 60th Viña del Mar International Song Festival, the same night as singers Marc Anthony and David Bisbal. Her routine was loudly booed by the public, so she had to wrap up the set early.[6]

Political careerEdit

In 2016, Dueñas joined Democratic Revolution.[7]




  • Gatos gordos, Piscolas y otras voces que me persiguen (2012), Planeta, ISBN 9789562476539


  • Las vacaciones de Tulio, Patana y el pequeño Tim (2009), Voice: Patana Tufillo
  • 31 minutos, la película (2008), Voice: Patana Tufillo, Estrella de Lana, and TV commentator
  • 31 Minutos (2003–2005, 2014), Voice: Patana and others


  • Mitú (2005) as Úrsula
  • Es cool (2005) as Susana
  • Xfea2 [es] (2004) as Bárbara Céspedes
  • Ana y los siete [es] (2008) as Lidia

Casting directorEdit

  • Mitú (2005)
  • 31 minutos

Television programsEdit


  1. ^ "Jani Dueñas: 'Para mí también es difícil trabajar con un grupo de gorilas'" [Jani Dueñas: 'It is Also Difficult for Me to Work with a Group of Gorillas'] (in Spanish). Súbela. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Comedy Central estrenará este sábado 'Stand-up en Chile'" [Comedy Central to Debut 'Stand-up en Chile' This Saturday] (in Spanish). Radio Cooperativa. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  3. ^ Arcaya L., Almendra (28 January 2017). "Jani Dueñas: un año soltera" [Jani Dueñas: A Single Year]. Paula (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Ya puedes ver en Netflix el especial de comedia de Jani Dueñas" [You Can See Jani Dueñas's Comedy Special on Netflix]. El Desconcierto (in Spanish). 29 June 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  5. ^ Hoffman, Ashley (20 November 2018). "The Top 10 Stand Up Comedy Specials of 2018". Time. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Entre ola de pifias el Monstruo bajó a Jani Dueñas, la única mujer comediante del Festival de Viña 2019" [Among Wave of Boos the Monster Brings Down Jani Dueñas, the Only Female Comedian at the 2019 Viña Festival] (in Spanish). Chilevisión Noticias. 27 February 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Revolución Democrática formaliza inscripción ante Servel y se convierte en tercer partido en hacerlo en el año". Emol. 11 May 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2022.

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